Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.


Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014



Physics News

What's fair?: New theory on income inequality
Posted on May 27, 2015 at 10:54 pm

The increasing inequality in income and wealth in recent years, together with excessive pay […]

Scientists one step closer to mimicking gamma-ray bursts
Posted on May 27, 2015 at 4:44 pm

Using ever more energetic lasers, Lawrence Livermore researchers have produced a record high number […]

Physicist's Nobel Prize up for auction; $325,000 minimum bid (Update)
Posted on May 26, 2015 at 9:40 pm

A retired experimental physicist has put up his 1988 Nobel Prize for auction, and the minimum bid […]

On-demand X-rays at synchrotron light sources
Posted on May 26, 2015 at 6:45 pm

Consumers are now in the era of "on-demand" entertainment, in which they have access to the books, […]